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Upper Shirley Tour
Mar 25
FSR Dominion DE Apr 1–2
Autocross School Apr 8
Lake Anna Tour Apr 15
RPM Volunteer Workshop Apr 29
RPM Jun 2–4
Pickel Barrel Jun 17
Porsche Parade Jul 9–16

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Porsches in Shenandoah Valley The Shenandoah Region of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) is dedicated to enjoying Porsche cars in central Virginia. While Porsches are the common element, our members provide the club with variety and enthusiasm. We organize scenic driving tours, run six autocrosses each year, and take part in high-performance driver's education (DE) events at the Virginia International Raceway and other tracks. Our premier event is the Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM), a June weekend including a concours, lunch, driving tour, tech session, banquet, and an autocross at the Southside Speedway. We also hold a Christmas party and several other social meetings annually.

Nonmembers are welcome to participate in a social meeting, a driving tour, or an autocross. Learn more about the Shenandoah Region PCA and our upcoming events, the PCA Zone 2 comprising 10 nearby regions, the national PCA, and how to JOIN PCA.

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UPCOMING EVENTS



Upper Shirley Vineyards
Battlefield Run to Upper Shirley Vineyards:

Enjoy a peaceful drive through several key battlefields on your way to a beautiful winery. We will even provide you with some Civil War notes along the way! The weather looks fantastic to put the top down or the windows down and enjoy the breeze! We will start the day at 7421 Lee Davis Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111 (map) where we will convene in the parking lot of the Lee Davis Road Building. We'll be making a similar journey as the soldiers during the Seven Days' Battle in 1862.

Finally, we will arrive at the beautiful Upper Shirley Vineyards (609 Shirley Plantation Road, Charles City, VA — map) situated on the dramatic Shirley Plantation that overlooks the James River. (Note: the entry drive to the Plantation is well-tended gravel.) This winery recently celebrated its one year anniversary and boasts amazing wines and a delicious menu filled with local fare. Trust us when we say "Come hungry!" The Plantation offers guided tours if you wish to do one as part of your visit. So dust off your driving gloves, shine up those rims, and mark your calendars for this fun-filled day!!

Date: Saturday, March 25

  • 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM: Meet at Lee Davis Road Building (7421 Lee Davis Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111) (map)
  • 11:20 AM – 11:30 AM: Drivers' Meeting
  • 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Scenic and Historic Driving Tour to Upper Shirley Vineyards in Charles City, VA
  • 12:15 PM until ? Wine tasting ($20 pp) and Lunch ($25–28 pp pre-selected items) on couches overlooking the James River!
  • 5:00 PM: Winery closes

Pleasa RSVP to: Katrina Stumpf at katrinastumpf@yahoo.com by Friday morning
Questions: Katrina and Jason Stumpf at (804) 467 4289.



Dominion Raceway road course
FSR Spring DE at Dominion Raceway:

Join the First Settlers Region for their Spring 2017 Drivers Education (DE) on April 1-2 at Dominion Raceway in Thornburg, VA. This event is open to any driver 18 and over with a valid US-issued driver's license and with any make/model of car. Please bring your driver's license with you to registration. Click here for more information and to register online via MotorsportReg.com.


Shenandoah PCA Autocross School:

Come join us on Saturday, April 8 for the Shenandoah Region PCA's first autocross event of the year at the Augusta County Government Center in Verona (map and driving directions)! This will be a great event to learn about autocrossing and to get you and your Porsche (or other car) in shape for this year's driving season. If you've never tried an autocross, it's a fun way to test and improve your driving skills. There will be instruction sessions the first part of the day, followed by two one-hour run sessions at the end of the day to put the instruction into practice.

There will be a full autocross course set up with the timer running, and workers on the course. Course workers will have one-hour shifts; everyone gets to work. Clear out the winter cobwebs and get your car (and yourself) ready for the autocross season!

For more information and to register online via MotorsportReg.com, click here.



 
Lake Anna Tour:

Mark Saturday, April 15 on your calendars for a scenic tour and catered BBQ lunch on beautiful Lake Anna, organized and led by Herb Distefano! A former long-time resident of the Lake community, Herb will share his knowledge of the Lake district, favorite "Porsche roads," and serenity of the Lake Anna State Park. We will meet in the parking lot of McDonalds on East Main Street, Louisa (map) between 10 and 10:30 AM on Saturday the 15th of April, hold our driver meeting at 10:30, and begin our tour promptly at 10:45. After traversing historic and scenic parts of Louisa and Orange Counties, and Spotsylvania, our tour concludes at the Lake Anna State Park. We will have a BBQ picnic lunch at our private shore-side picnic and parking area. The cost is $20 for lunch and to help cover Park charges.

The deadline for registration and payment via MotorsportReg.com (The registration link will be posted here soon.) is April 11, COB.



The Porsche Gear Heads team in 2015
Shenandoah's "Porsche Gear Heads" to Compete in Wordplay for Fourth Year! :

On Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 PM at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, teams of three people from groups, organizations, and businesses will compete in Wordplay — rounds of trivia for bragging rights, a fabulous traveling trophy, and the opportunity to raise money for a worthy cause. Questions can be about almost anything — movies, TV, politics, science, history, literature, vocabulary, and more. To see photos and read an entertaining article by Greg Glassner about Shenandoah's first Wordplay effort, click here.

Members Kim Butcher, Jeffrey Elmore, and Deane Parker have volunteered to be the Shenandoah Region PCA's Wordplay team that will help to raise money to benefit the Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle (LVCA). This independent, non-profit organization offers free, confidential, and individualized literacy and English instruction to more than 400 low literacy or undereducated adults each year.

Show Your Club Spirit! Shenandoah is contributing $500, with the assistance of a subsidy from PCA National, to support this charity. Bring your family and friends to Wordplay and cheer our team on to victory! Your admission fee goes to support LVCA. More details coming soon.

Additional Info: Please contact Sherry at vscapes@cstone.net or (434) 295-3955 or 249-2877 (cell) with your questions or to let her know if you would like to be an alternate team member.



Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center
Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM) Volunteer Workshop and Lunch:

  • Date: Saturday, April 29
  • Place: Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center
    1000 Virginia Center Parkway
    Glen Allen, VA 23059
  • Time: 10:30 AM–2:30 PM (Workshop & Lunch)
  • Caravan: A group will leave the McDonald's at Zion Crossroads (map) at 9:30 AM to drive together to the Wyndham.

Have fun getting to know your fellow Porsche members as we prepare for Shenandoah's 21st RPM. We'll discuss areas in which we need help and will provide volunteers with the opportunity to become familiar with the layout of the Wyndham. We hope this will make our team feel comfortable with their tasks and giving directions to RPM participants.

We especially need assistance at RPM on Saturday, June 3 with:

  1. Judging for the Tops-only Concours
  2. Registration
  3. Parking (Concours, Porsche Corral, and other)
  4. RPM Info Booth
  5. Kinder Korner
  6. RPM set ups and take downs
  7. Car Wash

If you would like to be a Concours Judge, please email Head Judge Dave Lasch at dlasch00@hotmail.com. Experience is not necessary. He'll teach you everything you need to know.

RSVP's for a head count for lunch (pay for your own) are not required but are appreciated. Please contact Sherry at vscapes@cstone.net or (434) 295-3955 or 249-2877 (cell) with your questions or to RSVP or to volunteer.



RPM Concours Judging
Fun Run, Visit to Shenandoah Member's Garage, Concours Judging Clinic, and Lunch:

Join the Shenandoah Region PCA on Sunday, May 21 for a relaxed and fun get together near Charlottesville, VA. Come for the parts that interest you or suit your schedule. Members new and old, this is the perfect opportunity for you to meet and get to know fellow Porsche enthusiasts, see some great cars, exercise your Porsches, and learn about judging and showing your cars!

We'll start with a scenic fun run through the rolling hills of Central Virginia and end up at Shenandoah member Roger Borsink's garage (really a luxury home for his pampered Porsches) in Keswick, VA. Head RPM Concours Judge Dave Lasch will teach us how to become judges for Shenandoah's 21st Annual Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM) tops-only Concours that will be held on Saturday, June 3 plus what you need to know to prepare and exhibit your Porsches at RPM or other car shows. We'll conclude with a casual catered lunch on the terrace.

Times:

  • 9:30 AM–9:45 AM: Meet at Dunkin' Donuts in Zion Crossroads just north of Walmart on Route 15 (map)
  • 9:45 AM–10:00 AM: Drivers' Meeting/Safety Briefing
  • 10:00 AM–11:00 AM: Scenic Driving Tour
  • 11:00 AM–12:00 PM: Concours Judging Clinic
  • 12:00 PM–1:00 PM: Catered Lunch & Conclusion of Event

Registration: Sign up online for the drive, the Concours Judging Clinic, lunch, or the combination of your choice. Registration via MotorsportReg.com will open soon.

RPM Concours Judges Needed: Our tops-only Concours (engine compartment, exterior, interior, and storage compartment(s)/wheels) is judged on preparation and condition, not on period correctness. You will work on a team of five people and have a great time seeing beautiful Porsches up close and talking to their owners.

Experience is not necessary. Head Judge Dave Lasch will teach you everything you need to know. If you would like to volunteer to be a Concours Judge, please email Dave at dlasch00@hotmail.com.

Questions? Please contact Sherry at vscapes@cstone.net or (434) 295-3955 {home} or 249-2877 {cell}.



RPM "tops only" concours judging
21st Annual Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM):

Save the dates! Porsche enthusiasts and guests are welcome to join the Shenandoah Region for our 21st annual Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM) on Friday–Sunday, June 2–4, just north of historic Richmond, Virginia. Weekend activities will begin on Friday with a reception with hors d'oeuvres and cool beverages on the pool terrace of our RPM home base, the lovely Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center in Glen Allen. On Saturday we'll host a tops-only concours and people's choice car show in the center courtyard and surrounding areas of the Wyndham's Colonial-style campus. Our lunch will be an elegant buffet onsite in The Glen Restaurant. In the afternoon, we'll go out for a fun run/optional gimmick rally on scenic back roads to exercise our Porsches. That evening we'll return to the Wyndham to top off the day with an awards banquet and talk by a special guest speaker.

To satisfy folks who seek an adrenaline rush, we'll conclude our RPM weekend on Sunday with a heart-pumping autocross on the Bus Lot of the Richmond International Raceway (RIR).

Check here for registration and other details as they become available. Questions? Contact Sherry Westfall at (434) 295-3955/249-2877 (cell) or vscapes@cstone.net.



 
Breakfasts at The Pickel Barrel:

SRPCA members are cordially invited to attend breakfast get-togethers at The Pickel Barrel, a restaurant at 12912 Plaza Drive (map) in Centerville, Goochland County, not far west of Richmond. (The Pickel Barrel's former names were Manikin Grille and Rumble Seat, and we have met there before). The time is 9:00 AM, and the dates are June 17, August 12, and October 7 (all Saturdays).



Porsche Parade, Spokane
62nd Porsche Parade in Spokane, WA:

Join your fellow Porsche Club of America members at the 62nd Parade on July 9–15, 2017. Parade is PCA's annual, weeklong event enjoyed by several thousand of your fellow members, who will gather this year in Spokane, Washington.

Parade participants will enjoy Driving Tours and a Gimmick Rally to explore eastern Washington's mountain vistas and high desert, the Concours at Riverfront Park, an Autocross, a Time-Speed-Distance Rally and a Technical/Historical Quiz to test your competitive spirit.

When you want to step away from driving, Spokane is a walkable city with award-winning eateries, the Cork District tasting rooms, craft breweries, and boutique shopping. Bring the kids, too, as they'll be kept busy with activities such as model Porsche Concours, RC Car racing, and an ice cream social (well, adults can join in the ice cream, too).

For more information and registration links, click here.


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